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routine by rtil routine by rtil
timelapse video of me painting this

i've been neglecting these characters for too long. from left to right, is Penny, Piper and Marin. They are crewmates on a ship owned by Marin, i called this painting Routine because this is a picture of them doing routine maintenance on the ship as they often do when grounded.

i will say a little bit about each character as i want to introduce them formally for the first time.

Penny is the most reserved of the three. it's in her nature to mostly keep quiet as she was alone for most of her life. but she is very grateful for her friends, and would never hesitate to do anything for them. when it comes to herself she can be careless but her dedication to the people close to her knows no ends. in this painting she is suspicioius of what the helper bots are up to - these robots have interchangeable attachments that can be added in 4 different places - normally they are used to do things like this, but they can also run errands, play games or even be kept as a pet or friend in places where domesticated animals are uncommon.

Piper is in many ways the leader of the group. when she puts her mind to something, she will get it done. she learned mechanics and tech from Penny, and she very much enjoys it. but she also loves the outdoors and is a determined fighter. she speaks her mind but can also be very sensitive. things can sometimes be very black and white with her, which can make some situations difficult. her signature pink/red stripe in her hair and striking red eyes makes her hard to miss. in this painting she is listening to Marin but seems distracted by the control panel above her.

Marin was once a worker for the Intergalactic Post, a freighter operation that runs major shipments throughout the galaxy. however her troublesome and adventurous nature got her down the path of bounty hunting, and eventually the two worlds collided. on the run from IGP warrants, she met Penny years ago and befriended her. Penny doesn't seem to care much about Marin's past, so they got along well. Marin is a bit of a loudmouth and her curious nature can lead to trouble. despite her somewhat shaky past though, she could never hurt a fly and has a caring nature to her that she would prefer to hide. in this painting Marin is returning to the ship with some food and snacks for everyone.
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:iconkarmabanshee:
KarmaBanshee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you draw bodies so well uwu
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rtil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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ManeatingCouch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you are my favorite artist on DeviantArt.
Just something about the way your worlds feel. It's like the feeling I got when I first played Skies of Arcadia.
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rtil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
funny you should say that, skies of arcadia is my favorite rpg. i think i've played that game from start to finish at least 5 times.
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semer4573 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I just noticed something: In your earlier works, the headgear was on a lot of your characters, like in the project freetown days. Penny and Piper are wearing the same type of headgear, but in other works you've done, they're seen without the headgear. So they can take the headgear off, apparently, whereas in the project freetown times, I always had the feeling that the headgear was forced on the people.

So I guess the question I have is this: Have you thought of something that the headgear actually does? Like, does it heighten the senses? Is it meant for communication? Or is this just something that I'm completely over thinking? I dunno, it's just something I noticed.

Great work as always Ryan.

-Sean.
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rtil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
freetown is a different universe that doesn't exist anymore to me. the headgear is just something i like. in piper's universe, the headgear may be taken on or off. they are like implants. some people have the plugins for them, others do not. they do heighten the senses, but if they are used for too long it can be detrimental to health. 
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SigloEstrella Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew Piper would be in charge seeing as how I've seen her a lot more often compared to the other two. :D I kind of wonder if you were to make a comic based on these ladies, what would the title be? ^^;
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rtil Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
good question.. i have no idea
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traffic-sky Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
if these guys were in an anime, I'd watch the hell out of it. Noice.
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Xx-Dusty-Dragon-xX Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Nicely done.
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227blackace Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
you and Syrsa = Technology
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sashafay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
make a story with them already!
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NovaSnake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Awesome work, Rtil. I'm eager to see more of them seeing as, of all your work, they're my favorite! :D
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome, thank you :D
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AsileBite Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I love how your girls have meat on their bones! I really like that you gave us character introductions to read and I would actually be interested in reading whatever stories you may come up with along your art I've always felt like some of your pieces have an aura of mystery around them like Experiment, 3.1.12, Rest stop, maybe tomorrow... You tried the comic format briefly with the vira and anna comics, I bet that is time consuming but I have to say I did enjoy that, I actually particually enjoy your work with your characters.
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
it is very time consuming. but if i feel like i have a good story to tell i will do it
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AsileBite Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Oh I know you will
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Nice! :D :thumbsup: I love the lighting, especially in the corridors and on Piper's face!
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cute ^^
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MagicQuinn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Always watch your speed paints and love the music you put on it =D
I just want to find your music list one day XD
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you:D im glad you like the music :)
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TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow I will never be able to get over your sense of detail dude :U
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks :blushes:
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Krogothh Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Lovely work!
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lenkalamari Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
the girls are looking more varied than when you last drew em. the new additions to the clothing are cool, i think penny is my fave of the 3

also out of curiosity, are the white marks above piper's eyes her eyelashes or mascara?
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
i was thinking all her hair would be that white color, so it is her eyelashes. i'm still tweaking their designs so they are changing every time i draw them a little.
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lenkalamari Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
ahhh right, i thought she dyed it hahah
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AsileBite Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Lenko I'm trying to commission you... I tried to PM you did you get it?
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lenkalamari Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yeah i just read it, sorry for the slow response i've been busy the last few days. i'll detail ya with the price as soon as possible!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Very lovely
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kwijiboenator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the eyeball bash-bots - just through the facial expressions there is a lot of character there.
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kwijiboenator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the eyeball bash-bots - I can tell purely through the facial expressions that you've added a lot of character to them.
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks :D im glad you like them
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Exunary Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow fantastic! From the description, it really made it even better! I love the characters, and how they look and especially their each personality is great! It really looks good! I would like though, that you introduced their characters more often :) I've noticed them throughout your drawings, and really, they're really fascinating and have made me think about my characters more and more often, so your stuff really is inspiring ;) Keep up the great work, also, I like how they each have their own glow sort of, it's like 2 atmosphheres collide in one :D
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
i will paint them a lot more now i promise :) thank you :D
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Exunary Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! ;)
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prettykickinghuh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Hmm, Thew rendering is very nice, but I think that you should vary of the girls designs more. Right now the thing separating them the most is skin color and hair. Which is fine, but vary up there body's and face shapes as well. It will make them look more interesting and dynamic as a group. And I'll want to know more about them. Even varying up there heights would be wise.

Also, Penny's hand - the one on her hip- is all weird and janky. What I mean is, that her fingers look as though they're very long, not because they are, but because the backside of her hand - the part from the wrist to the beginning of the fingers- looks too small.

As said, I enjoy the direction, I enjoy the rendering and colors, and I'm also digging the headpiece piper is wearing. It's really cool.
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
i'm not very good at hands on hips. maybe it is not apparent in this image but they are all different heights , and penny and piper are thicker than marin. also is probably not helping they're all wearing the same clothes. but normally they don't.
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Zailen1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I love this! I didnt really know of you until the last couple months. But, I really like your art style. :)
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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Stu4U Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Marin is a cutie o////o
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
hehe :D
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Comickpro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great drawing, great colors and detail, and most of all CHARACTERS yaaaayyyyyy!!! I’m really excited to finally know more about Penny, Piper, and Marin and it’s nice to see some general back-story about them as well in the author’s comments :) The world in which they reside in seems future high-tech yet, gritty and kind of decayed, which helps it seem more grounded in reality (super clean futures always gave me a sense of disbelief haha) so that’s nice. Also I like that we get to see some other little things like robots, various gadgets like that watch, and the head gear which I still wonder what those do... haha maybe you will tell us one dayyyyy. The art and layout is nice too, although Marin might be just a little squished on the right there and could have used some more hall space to breathe in since her bag is rubbing up against the very edge of the picture and her candy bar to the chair. Still it’s great to see some new original work from you and this trio again :D The piece peaks my interest and makes me want to engage more with them and their story, so great job on that too. Keep it up man!
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
i would have moved marin over more to the left, but the tangent was really bothering me. i did feel cramped a lot while painting this. next one will have more room to breathe
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iuuai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
the white eyelashes suit piper! the gadget on her head is super neat, i wonder what it does
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rtil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
im glad you think so! the best way to describe the head gear is like an expansion pack for your brain. i'll describe them in more detail in another painting
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zwimmy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
short shorts and crop tank tops.

I approve.
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